Gladwin County, Michigan obits:
Lillian Edith Churchill, 102, of Gladwin and formerly of Kawkawlin, died Thursday, June 8, 2000.
Born Sept. 7, 1897 in Menden, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Edith (Benedict) Carr.
Lillian married Lewis Churchill, Nov. 17, 1917 in Gladwin. He preceded her in death in 1968. She lived in Kawkawlin for 40 years and owned Shultz Mobile Home Sales and Services there.
Surviving are four daughters, Marguerite and husband Wallace Rauch of Riverside, Calif., Geraldine Switzer of Gladwin, Vivian Raymond of Houston, Texas, and Theresa McBride of Visalia, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and 16 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three sisters.
Services were held Saturday at the Sisson Funeral Home Inc. with Mark Sherfield officiating. Burial was in Floral Gardens Cemetery, Bay City.
Patricia Ann Bard "Trish", 44, of Beaverton, died Monday, June 12 at the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor after a short illness.
Born October 25, 1955 in McGregor, Texas, she was the daughter of Raymond and Bobbie Jo (Smith) Lehrman. She married Harlen 'Scott' Bard Aug. 19, 1972 in her home town. The couple moved to Beaverton and lived here for 26 years.
Trish was a member of the Arthur Center Church of God.
She is survived by her husband, Scott; her mother, Bobbie Jo Pruitt of Temple, Texas; three daughters, Tammy Lynn Toner and husband Delson of Mt. Pleasant, Pamela Kay Bard of Midland, and Amanda Jo Bard at home; one son, Walter Robin Bard and wife Monica of Beaverton; two sisters, Neita Jo Wiethorn of Valley Mills, Texas and Sandra Kay Wade of Waco, Texas; one brother, Daniel Lehrman of Grand Prairie, Texas; seven grandchildren;and several nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her father, Raymond, earlier this year.
Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Hall Funeral Home in Beaverton. A memorial service will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the same location with Rev. Henry List officiating. Burial will take place at the Grout Township Cemetery.
Memorial contributions will be used according to the family's wishes.
Deborah June Rose, 42, of Waterford, died suddenly, Thursday, June 15, 2000.
Born June 14, 1958 in Detroit, she was the daughter of Junior and Mary (Cleary) Rose. She lived in Oakland County since 1973 and previously lived in Livingston County.
She was a registered nurse and owner/operator of Point of Life in Waterford.
Surviving are one daughter, Betty Rose of Waterford; one son, David Rose of San Diego, Calif.; her father and stepmother, Junior and Sharon Rose of Beaverton; six brothers, James Rose of Zephyrhills, Fla., Roger Rose of Ft. Collins, Colo., Ralph Rose of Pinckney, Joseph Rose of Waterford, Buddy Rose of Ludington, Donald Rose of Howell; and one sister, Sandra Rose-Hope of Gladwin. She was preceded in death by her mother in 1994.
Services were held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin with Pastor Matt Place officiating. Burial was in Tobacco Township (Dale) Cemetery in Beaverton.
Memorial contributions may be made to be used according to the wishes of the family.
Dolores Shaffer, 81, of Gladwin, died Monday, June 19, 2000 at home following a brief illness.
Born June 23, 1918 in Yoder, Ind., she was the daughter of the late Bruno and Anna (Blee) Harber. She lived the last five years in Gladwin and previously lived in Edenville for 42 years.
Dolores married John Shaffer, July 30, 1938 in Ft. Wayne, Ind. she worked in the Meridian School System for 15 years. She was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church.
Besides her husband she is survived by four sons, John (Jack) and wife Carol of Edenville, James of Mt. Pleasant, Robert and wife Debi of Mesa, Ariz., and Steven and wife Melody of Burton; one daughter, Ann and husband Gary Myers of Gladwin; 17 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Harber.
A funeral liturgy will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday from Sacred Heart Church with Rev. Father Patrick Jankowiak officiating. Burial will be in New Calvary Cemetery, Midland. Friends may call at the Sisson Funeral Home, Inc. from 2 to 8 p.m. tomorrow (Thursday) with a Rosary Scripture Service to be held at 7 p.m.
Friends may also call at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of services, Friday.
Memorials may be made to Mid-Michigan Hospice.
Edna Premo, 54, of Gladwin, died Wednesday, June 14, 2000 at home following a short illness.
Born Aug. 9, 1945 in Flint, she was the daughter of David and Virginia (Reynolds-Kennedy). She lived in Gladwin County since 1991 and previously lived in Saginaw.
Edna married Andrew James 'Jim' Premo, July 1, 1971 in Saginaw. She was owner/operator of the Circle J Ranch Adult Foster Care. She was also a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, and third and fourth degree Ladies Auxiliary Post 5280.
Besides her husband she is survived by three daughters, Sheryl Ann and husband David Leonard, and Helen and husband Leo Gary, all of Gladwin, and Sarah Bradd of Saginaw; four sons, Francis Kemp, and Timothy and wife Victoria Kemp, all of Gladwin, Wayde Russell of Grayling, and Floyd and wife Patricia Kemp of Reed City; one sister, Ginny Seabert of California; six brothers, David, Martin, Robert, Mark, John, and August Peterfi, all of Flint; 20 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Services were held at 2 p.m. Friday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gladwin with Rev. Father Patrick Jankowiak officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to MidMichigan Hospice.
Hall Funeral Home, Gladwin, was in charge of the arrangements.
Evelyn B. Brady, 56, of Beaverton, died Tuesday, June 20, 2000 at home following a short illness.
Born March 23, 1944 in Clare, she was the daughter of Leo J. and Bernadine (Edgar) Loar. She was a lifetime resident of Gladwin County. She was owner/operator of the Beaverton Outdoor Center, retiring Dec. 31, 1999 after 25 years. She was an active member of St. Anne's Catholic Church.
Evelyn married Joseph W. Brady, Oct. 16, 1965 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Gladwin.
Besides her husband she is survived by three daughters, Lori and husband Robert Fritcher of Beaverton, and Yvonne and husband Timothy Coldwell and Amy and husband Paul Betz, all of Midland; her mother, Bernadine Loar of Beaverton; three sisters, Pat and husband Gordon Goodman of Gladwin, Linda and husband Phil Vorce of Beaverton, and Judy and husband Louis Miller of Prescott; five brothers, Larry and husband Pat Loar, Gary Loar, Dick Loar and friend Karen, Harold and wife Cathy Loar, and Michael Loar and friend Lori, all of Beaverton; three grandchildren, Krystal Fritcher, and Chad and Eric Coldwell.
She was preceded in death by her father, Leo J. Loar in 1999; and five nieces and nephews, Sue Ann, Karen, and Jennifer Loar, Jason Miller, and Richard Pero.
Services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow (Thursday) at St. Anne's Catholic Church in Edenville with Rev. Father Todd Arnberg and Rev. Father Patrick Jankowiak officiating. Visitation will be today (Wednesday) from noon until 9 p.m. at Hall Funeral Home, Beaverton. A vigil service will be held at 8 p.m. today (Wednesday). Memorial contributions may be made to MidMichigan Hospice. Hall Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.